Shesterkin Ties NHL Record With Two-Way Play For Rangers

It appears as if New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin can do it all. On top of being the Vezina Trophy favourite and helping their team force Game 7 in Round 2, he has become a bit of a playmaker.

Shesterkin recorded two assists in the team's Game 6 win in New York and became just the fifth goaltender in NHL history to do so after Pekka Rinne (2017), Jose Theodore (2004), Tom Barrasso (1993), and Grant Fuhr (1991). Shesterkin also happens to have three total assists this playoffs which is more than seven other Rangers who have played five or more games.

Shesterkin also joined Barrasso as the only goaltenders to have a penalty on top of the two assists in one playoff game. Notice that all of the goaltenders who have recorded multiple assists in a game have been a part of skilled teams.

But Shesterkin hasn't just been putting in work offensively, he has also been very good despite getting pulled in back to back games in Round 1 in Pittsburgh. He has pulled his stats to a .926 save percentage (SV%) while 10 of his 13 starts have been quality starts. You may have heard the saying, offense wins games, defense wins championships. Well the Rangers have the best goaltender in the NHL this season to help with the Defensive side of the game.

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